Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto and other religious leaders on Sunday expressed concerns over the polarisation of the nation along primordial lines such as religion and ethnicity.
They said divisions had continued to serve as clogs in the wheel of the nation’s quest for development and progress.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the religious leaders spoke as guests at the Society of African Mission’s 166th anniversary thanksgiving in Lagos.
The theme of the event meant to sensitise Nigerians toward having credible 2023 general elections is “Conversation on the Role of Faith in Nation Building.”
Kukah tasked Nigerians on national cohesion to enable the country to have even development.
The bishop, who described the nation’s diversity as an asset, charged Nigerians to promote things that could heal existing social disharmony in order not to pass such to the younger generation.
According to him, the promotion of the country’s diversity, if well harnessed, can turn the fortunes of the people into things that will benefit everyone.